What’d You Do Last Weekend?

  • feature link
  • feature link
  • feature link
  • feature link

Pork and Pheasant Pate

Pork and Pheasant Pate

We are pork people, Todd and me. Over the last 6 years, we've had over 300lbs of pork go through our kitchen. Roasted, Fried. Grilled. Sauteed. Poached. Confited. All parts, all ways, from basic pork chops with onions to whole roasted heads.

Every now and then we try a pate - sometimes it works, sometimes we get pork rain. Never though, had it turned out perfectly - until now.

This recipe is a variation of Stephane Reynaud's Huntsman's terrine, from his wonderful forcemeat masterpiece, Terrine. If you're a pork person and you don't know his work, get thee to a decent bookstore. And even if you're trying to make sense of a pheasant, he does a mighty job there too. 


Pork and Pheasant Pate

6 T olive oil
hearts and livers from 2 pheasants and 3 poulet rouge (you could substitute chicken bits for these)
1/4 c white port
1 pheasant, boned with breast meat set aside intact (you may need to butterfly the breast meat so it's not so thick and it fits well into the pan)
1+1/4lbs smoked pork belly, finely chopped
2 small shallots, finely chopped (you need only about 3 T total, so adjust accordingly if you have a large shallot. Additionally, if the shallot is very strong in smell, you might want to reduce the amount a bit so it doesn't overpower the terrine).
Salt & pepper
8 oz mushrooms, sliced (we used local ones recommended at the market to match the pheasant and pork, only because we couldn't get chanterelles this time of year. Any good fresh mushrooms with flavor will do, but stay away from the bland white mushrooms. You need more character than those for this terrine.)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. 
  2. In a small sauté pan, heat 3 T of olive oil until very hot (not smoking). 
  3. Add the hearts and livers to the pan and sauté until they are completely cooked, lowering the temperature as needed. 
  4. Remove the hearts and livers from the pan and deglaze with the port,
    scraping off any nibbly bits in the bottom of the pan, and then set
    aside to cool.
  5. Chop the hearts and livers and add to a large mixing bowl. Add the deglazing liquid to the hearts and livers. 
  6. Chop the dark pheasant meat (everything except for the breasts) and add
    to the mixing bowl along with the pork belly and shallots.
  7. Add salt and pepper to the mixture.
  8. Using your hands, mix everything together so it is very well combined. 
  9. Set some water to boil in a kettle or in a pan. You'll use this to cook the terrine.
  10. Heat the remaining olive oil in the sauté pan and sauté the mushrooms
    until they have a light color and are clearly cooked but not slimy.
    Remove from the pan. 
  11. In a terrine pan (or loaf pan), spoon in a layer of the meat mixture, about 1.25" deep. 
  12. Layer some of the mushrooms onto the meat, and then carefully place the
    pheasant breast(s) on top so they form a layer too. Cover with the meat
    mixture and repeat until you run out of filling. You should finish with
    the meat mixture on top. 
  13. Cover the terrine and place into a roasting pan filled half-way with
    boiling water. Note: I used a terrine pan with a weight on top to force
    the meat to compress, and I placed it into a large loaf pan so the sides
    were deep enough to pour boiling water 1/2 way up the side of the
    terrine. Also, I keep the water boiling in the kettle and add it to the
    pan once the terrine is in place.
  14. Cook for 2 hours. Remove from the oven and carefully remove from the water. 

Allow this to sit in its pan for several hours, and then place it in the refrigerator - pan and all - to cool completely. The gelatin will solidify and it will be easier to remove it from the pan later.
Serve cold with bread, mustard, cornichons - all of the usual accompaniments. Pickled figs were especially good with this terrine!

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

I can only be silent and cool

I can only be silent and cool to read this news.

jasalukiswajah.com

interesting

Strip away the pork and I might give it a go. - R. Elliot

delighted with the news

Much like the way the

Much like the way the overwhelming power of the Ferrari emanates from her gentle and supreme engine, the power of the tanning bed lies in the tanning bed lights that make up the heart of the best tanning beds. tanning beds

re: Pork and Pheasant Pate

A formula is quite detailed and what we can see there are a few steps to the certain specifics. When you have time I'll do and when I have time I will perform.

GREAT

GREAT

Something happened. Todd

Something happened. Todd walked into the backyard and asked if we could expand the garden.
auto loan calculator

jogos de moto

In the the jogos de vestir

In the the jogos de vestir there are countless games that you can very easily play as the noiva charmosa and the noiva perfeita are good examples of it really
jogos de moto

People pley the the jogos de

People pley the the jogos de vestir to know the noiva and the Coelho vestir that can help them to have the well of the dresses also
jogos de cozinhar

Bordeux Wines - Richard

Bordeux Wines - Richard Dawes Fine Wine is a wholesale fine wine trader based in London specialising in the most desirable wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne

When i was looking the

When i was looking the program code that's utilised professionally. I quickly observed your website. I wish to congratulate an individual about this kind of wonderful blog. Modeling Agencies in Tampa

Pass bee Media wallet

This tends to put your pics and movies before countless viewers who'll likes and remark. This typically results in a snowball outcome enabling many of our clientele to go viral.Pass bee Media wallet

Artemis Hospital, spread

Artemis Hospital, spread across 9 acres, is a 350 bed, state-of-the-art multi-speciality hospital located at Gurgaon, in the Capital Region, India. Artemis Hospital is the first JCI and NABH accredited hospital in Gurgaon.
Plastic surgery in delhi
Physiotherapy hospital in dwarka
Kidney treatments in gurgaon

hologram

The author provides prepared a great write-up. A person manufactured your stage instead of much to debate. It's this way common truth you could certainly hologram not state with the fact remains certainly not common, every thing provides it is exception to this rule.

Buy Ibeaons from Apple

The Article is quite impressive and thoughts been put up has clearly got something to state. Nice Post! Buy Ibeaons from Apple

Buy Ibeacons

The author provides published an excellent write-up. People created your own point rather than considerably to talk about. It is like this universal simple Buy Ibeaconsfact that you could definitely not state along with the simple truth is definitely not universal, anything provides their different. Cheers with this facts.

New garcinia cambogia

The main goal off Rochester Web Pages is to build you an amazing website, with faster page loads, a great web design that will keep visitors coming back for more. New garcinia cambogia

pork

wow.. looks so very delicious..
thanks for sharing it with us..
villas for rent indonesia
asian-retreats.com

Guar protein ffer a wide

Guar protein ffer a wide selection of products for your specific requirements. Established in the year 2008, we are one of the leading Manufacturer, Exporter and Supplier of Compound Guar Protein Meal Feeds and Poultry Feeds.
Guar Meal churi in india
Guar meal korma exporter
animal feeds

The author has written an

The author has written an excellent article. You made your point and not much to discuss. It's like this universal truth that you can not argue with the truth is not universal, everything has its exception. Thanks for this information
ipad dealer in Guwahati
imac dealer in Delhi

Very meaty! I got the recipe.

Very meaty! I got the recipe. Yes, I'll make this weekend for my family. Thanks for sharing the recipe. -About White Rock
Read this: White Rock Realtor will Assist you All the Time

Xorauguyna

SofExpofepire xaikalitag NexTupBeete http://uillumaror.com - iziananatt kedenlimi http://gusannghor.com Dupkitiodocip

I really enjoyed reading this

I really enjoyed reading this post. It brought me memories of how I used to read the everyday’s digest. distressed brown leather surrogates bruce willis jacket